Monthly Archives: November 2014

Penguins in 4DX

Julius has been riding my ears and marked the date exactly when this ‘Penguins of Madagascar‘ movie would come out (and lucky for him, we get movies here pretty much on US release date and not like when I was … Continue reading

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Soccer tournament

Today was the last soccer session of the season and UNIS had invited other schools’ soccer teams to play against. I have no idea what the outcome was, every kid got a ‘I was there’ banner and most of all … Continue reading

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Another night at the Opera

This time we treated ourselves to a saxophone / VNSO concert, with Trần Mạnh Tuấn first running through a batch of pieces by Vietnamese composers before he took over with his own compositions. At times we was accompanied on stage … Continue reading

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Meanwhile … at work

Thanks to facebook I sometimes have an idea what Ritsu is up to at work. [GBV = gender based violence] Now I wish there was a video of the presentation I know she gave yesterday …

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Off into the sunset

On today’s walk to the park

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Mini Musical – Rough Cut

As mentioned earlier, Julius is having fun with the ES school chorus group ‘Singers United’ and they had 2 performances already and 2 more coming up … I keep having this fancy idea of making one great video of all … Continue reading

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Meanwhile… in Ha Long Bay

Großpapa Kurt and Merih have explored Ha Long Bay yesterday (no overnight on the boat though) and Merih sent me again a bunch of nice photos.

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Hair getting long again …

Julius wants his long hair back, and in this frizzy in-between time, his hair style takes on various forms:

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Busy Sunday, much photo :)

The day started early with riding to tennis class (finally a non-rainy session) and then we had 20 minutes time to get from there to school, park the bike and weasel in through the ‘rush entrance’ at the HIWC bazaar, … Continue reading

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Meanwhile … exploring Hanoi

Let’s check in with the patriarch of the Nacken family. Today they joined their travel group and did a sight seeing tour of Hanoi: Thanks to Merih for keeping me updated with photos.

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Overcooked HDR in the park

The weather this week has been fantastic: Sunny, not too hot and humid, perfect for evenings in the park. It comes alive around 4:30 with families, both local and expats, playing around, having their dogs and kids get outdoor time … Continue reading

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Farewell dinner at Luna d’Autunno

Before my dad and Merih continue their trip throughout south-east Asia, we had one last dinner at a very nice Italian restaurant very close to their hotel. Both of them do not like coriander, so, Vietnamese food is a bit … Continue reading

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Meanwhile … at the office

… can you spot her? So, this is what Ritsu is doing all day? A chorus line? (update 11/25) Ok, ok, obviously I was not in the loop … now this all makes way more sense to me! (It was … Continue reading

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Bus stop dynamic

With the beginning of this school year Julius was put on a different bus route, which meant the bus picked him up right at our door … but I noticed that only a 1 minute walk down the road, kids … Continue reading

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Home style family dinner

The initial plan was for Kurt & Merih to come over at 3PM, just after Julius returned from school, to go out and explore the neighborhood and Julius’ park in daylight. But being jet lagged and already having explored parts … Continue reading

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